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The Help file for Microsoft Excel states that Excel can open all file formats that are generated by Quattro Pro for Windows, and that for MS-DOS versions of Quattro Pro, Microsoft Excel opens only Quattro Pro for MS-DOS version 5.0 files.
This information is incorrect. Excel 7.0 and Excel 97 can open Quattro Pro for MS-DOS files (*.WQ1) and files from Quattro Pro for Windows, versions 5.0 and earlier (*.WB1). Microsoft Excel cannot open Quattro Pro for MS-DOS, version 6.0, files (*.WQ2) or Quattro Pro for Windows, version 6.0, files (*.WB2).
Supplemental Quattro Pro converters are available on the OfficeUpdate site:
To obtain Quattro Pro converters, see the OfficeUpdate site:
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/9798/quatt97.aspxThe following table lists the Quattro Pro file formats and the support Excel 7.0 and Excel 97 provide for these files.
Quattro Pro version Microsoft Excel support ------------------------------------------------- DOS 1, 2, 3, 4 (wq1) Read/Write DOS 5 (wq2) none Windows 1, 5 (wb1) Read only Windows 6 (wb2) none
For more information about converting Quattro Pro files, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text
Quattro Proand then double-click the selected text to go to the "Switch from Quattro Pro" topic.
For additional information about file formats supported in Microsoft Excel 2000, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179886"Microsoft Excel On-line Help," version 7.0
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179886/EN-US/ )XL2000: List of Supported File Formats in Microsoft Excel 2000
Article ID: 147643 - Last Review: August 17, 2005 - Revision: 1.5